Dear LCPS families, This time of year, the weather can complicate our school day without much notice. Lightning strikes are a very real threat to student safety, and our protocols can sometimes make it inconvenient for families when a school must shelter in place because of weather, especially at the end of the school day. Unfortunately, we have previously experienced a lightning strike on campus that injured a student, and we do not want that to happen again. In order to ensure the safety of all students, LCPS has adopted the following safety protocols in the event of inclement weather. The district has purchased a weather application called Weather Sentry available for download by school administrators and coaches. This is the official weather monitoring system to be used to monitor weather districtwide. If lightning is detected within a 10-mile radius, a school will activate a shelter in place. The district is currently reviewing this portion of our lightning protocol. A return to normal activity can only be made once the weather system has clearly passed from the area and no lightning strikes within 10 miles have occurred with 30 minutes. The administrator responsible for the accurate monitoring of the weather app will make the decision to seek shelter. Lightning is a very unpredictable event and is quite capable of striking anywhere and at any time throughout an active cell. Failure to follow these protocols could result in catastrophic consequences. Visitors to school campuses may be sheltered in place in a school cafeteria or gym. If you need to pick up your child while a school is sheltering in place due to weather, you may do so at your own risk. Las Cruces Public Schools assumes no responsibility for your child at that point. Please expect delays as it takes time to call each child out of class individually or in small groups. Please click the link to find the lightning safety protocols for LCPS: https://www.lcps.net/page/safety-tips
Several LCPS campuses are currently sheltering in place due to lightning, including Mayfield, Zia, East Picacho, Picacho Middle, MacArthur, Monte Vista, LCHS, Mesa Middle, Booker T. Washington, Fairacres, Alameda, Camino, Sierra, OMHS, MVLA, Hillrise, Central, Vista, University Hills, Cesar Chavez, Columbia, Mesilla, Mesilla Park, Sunrise, Sonoma, Vista, Loma Heights, Zia Highland. We will keep you updated on how this could affect dismissal.
The Dona Ana Council of Lions Clubs & Essilor Vision Foundation Presents: Changing Life Through Lenses — FREE GLASSES DAY. The event will be held on August 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lions Club Community Center, 1501 N Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001. The event is free and will be for single vision lenses or lined bifocals only. You must have a current copy of the glasses prescription (no expired prescription will be accepted). No progressive or transition lenses are available. For more information, please call 575-525 5631.
Attention LCPS families: For the safety of our students and staff, several schools have gone into a shelter-in-place due to lightning in the area. Please note busses will be running late this afternoon. Students will be dismissed when it is safe. Thank you for your patience. Atención familias de LCPS: por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal, varias escuelas se han refugiado en el lugar debido a los rayos en el área. Tenga en cuenta que los autobuses funcionarán tarde esta tarde. Los estudiantes serán despedidos cuando sea seguro. Gracias por su paciencia.
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Happening today: FBI, Local Law Enforcement Host ‘Safety in Our Schools: A Conversation with Parents’ — District-organized conversation addresses safety, threat aversion. As the start of a new school year gets underway, administrators at Las Cruces Public Schools, together with local and federal law enforcement, will provide an opportunity for parents to hear about current training and safety plans aimed at mitigating potential threats on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. The meeting, hosted by LCPS and the City of Las Cruces, will include information from the FBI and the Las Cruces Police Department. “Following the horrific news in Uvalde, school safety is on everyone’s mind,” said LCPS Superintendent Ralph Ramos. “This informational meeting is an opportunity for parents to hear from law enforcement and gain a better understanding of how we train and equip our schools to be as prepared as we possibly can for any potential threat.” Agents with the Albuquerque Field Office of the FBI will be opening the agenda on Wednesday, followed by remarks from Superintendent Ramos and Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez. Training officers with LCPD will walk parents through certain scenarios related to active shooter training and protocols that would be followed in the event something similar happened in Las Cruces. “We hope law enforcement never has an opportunity to put this training to use in real life,” noted Ramos. “But not being prepared is not an option. In addition to our work with law enforcement, we will continue to stress the importance of situational awareness in our schools. Our students are always reminded to report suspicious behavior to a responsible adult and do their part to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and staff.” Safety in Our Schools: A Conversation With Parents will be hosted inside the Las Cruces City Council Chambers on Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting is open to LCPS parents and members of the public as space permits. The meeting will be live-streamed at www.CLCTV.com, www.YouTube.com/clctv20, or on Comcast cable channel 20 or HD channel 928.
LAS CRUCES PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE OFFERING BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST The immunization clinic is open to the public and immunizations will be administered at no cost for children 18 years old and younger. Parents need to bring a copy of their child’s shot record, insurance card, including Medicaid to child’s appointment. Click here for more information: https://www.lcps.net/article/786093
LCPS organizará una feria de trabajo para conserjes, servicios de nutrición y asistentes educativos de 8:30 a. m. a 2:30 p. m. el viernes 22 de julio de 2022 en el Complejo de Operaciones de LCPS ubicado en 505 S. Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Tarifa inicial por hora: $15.00.*El pago se basa en la educación y la experiencia. Si conoce a alguien interesado en unirse al equipo de LCPS, anímelo a presentar su solicitud.
LCPS will be hosting a job fair for custodians, nutrition services, and educational assistants from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the LCPS Operations Complex located at 505 S. Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Starting hourly rate: $15.00.*Pay is based on education and experience. If you know anyone interested in joining the LCPS team, please encourage them to apply.
Attached you will find information on the upcoming Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Class. The program provides high school juniors the unique opportunity to network with community leaders and other high school students. Each month participants will attend a full day workshop focused on improving communication skills and developing leadership traits. This experience will be unforgettable! Those interested in participating must complete the application process. In the attached packet you will find more detail on the program, the schedule of monthly workshops and the student application. The application submission deadline is August 12, 2022. Should you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact Brigitte Zigelhofer, Community Outreach Liaison for LCPS at 575.527.6014 or email@example.com. Click the link to download application: https://5il.co/1ea84 Adjunto encontrará información sobre la próxima Clase de liderazgo junior de la Cámara de Comercio de Las Cruces. El programa brinda a los estudiantes de preparatoria la oportunidad única de formar conexiones con líderes comunitarios y otros estudiantes de preparatoria. Cada mes, los participantes asistirán a un taller de día completo enfocado en mejorar las habilidades de comunicación y desarrollar los rasgos de liderazgo. ¡Esta experiencia será inolvidable! Los interesados en participar deben completar el proceso de solicitud. En el paquete adjunto, encontrará más detalles sobre el programa, el horario de los talleres mensuales y la solicitud para los estudiantes. La fecha límite para entregar la solicitud es el 12 de agosto de 2022. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este programa, favor de comunicarse con Brigitte Zigelhofer, persona de enlace para el apoyo comunitario en LCPS, al 575.527.6014 o firstname.lastname@example.org. Haga clic en el enlace para descargar la aplicación: https://5il.co/1ea84
Join FYI Plus for the 6th Annual Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, July 16th! They will be at DACC East Mesa Campus from 9:00am-12:00pm. Remember, students must be K-12 and present!
Please join us for Trivia Night – Wednesday, July 13! 6:30 at the Game II (on Northrise). You can register your team by testing July Trivia to 44321 or click the link here: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/las-cruces-public-schools-foundation/trivia-night-july-13. See flyer for more information: https://5il.co/1ds8r. All proceeds benefit the Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant Program. During the 2021-2022 school year over 270 LCPS teachers redeemed $100 gift certificates to Alpha Teaching Tools.
Stuff the Bus is back in full throttle! Bravo Mic Communications is partnering up with the community to collect school supplies to help support students and teachers of the Las Cruces Public Schools. If you'd like to help, you can donate any of the listed school supplies below to the following locations: Bravo Mic Offices – 101 Perkins Dr., Ashley Furniture Homestore – 3299 Del Rey Blvd., Toucan Market – 1701 E. University Ave., First American Bank – 2145 E. Lohman, at 1553 Avenida de Mesilla, or 223 E. Idaho, Walmart Neighborhood Market – 150 Sonoma Ranch Blvd., and at Clear Imaging – 4440 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Click the link to download the school supply list. School supply list in English: https://5il.co/1c4az. School supply list in Spanish: https://5il.co/1dkg6.
Happy Independence Day from Las Cruces Public Schools! We wish you & your families a fun & safe Fourth of July. On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from Great Britain after signing the Declaration of Independence, forming the United States of America.
LCPS ACE Intern Fair Aug. 2nd & 3rd: There will be two upcoming intern fairs held for ACE students at LCPS. The first intern fair will be held on August 2, from 8:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. at the Las Cruces Home Builders Association located at 2825 N. Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. There will be a medical intern fair held the following day on August 3, from 8:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. also held at the Las Cruces Home Builders Association. For more information, please contact: 575-644-7239. Click the link to sign up for the ACE Intern Fair: https://forms.office.com/r/1c9eEgkFGu
Whiptail Trails Club—Girls Summer Camp Application: The Whiptail Trails Club is a program that empowers seventh-graders in the greater Las Cruces area to learn about Southern New Mexico Public Lands. During the week-long camp, 15 girls will get to visit White Sands National Park, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, the Lincoln National Forest, and more (free of charge!) This camp is made possible through a collaboration by the Bureau of Land Management, the Public Lands Interpretive Association, and Conservation Corps New Mexico. Click here for more information: https://b0b3fz5ohke.typeform.com/to/IWNCIbqy?fbclid=IwAR2_HLtHFZFABBxQ6bi7l_PDC4Mqv8EYvgE8wrvOCFiQyEZYhKOKGz2MYCM&typeform-source=www.facebook.com
Juneteenth, also known as “Emancipation Day” or the “Day of Freedom,” is both the somber and celebratory day to commemorate the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery. On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers went to Galveston, Texas to enforce the freeing of all remaining slaves. Juneteenth is recognized annually on June 19th, commemorating the freedom of all enslaved people in the United States of America.
Las Cruces Public Schools would like to wish a very Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful father's on their special day. Thank you for all you do!
Let’s EAT at RAISING CANE’S together! #sokidscan Please join us Monday, June 13th from 4:30-8:30 pm at the Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant on 651 South Telshor Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88011. When you order dinner today MENTION KIDS CAN and 15% of your total order will go to support our youth entrepreneur program, YEP 15%, so come on down and enjoy some warm fresh, delicious chicken and sweet lemonade with us! #kidscan #caasnm #summercamp2022 A KIDS CAN staff member will be at CANE’S from 4:30-5:30pm to help register your youth for camp - FREE GIFT from Cane’s. Kids Can! and DACC Kids College are partnering together to offer the following camps this year. If you sign up for the morning and afternoon camps offered at the same location, kids will be offered a free lunch. Please feel free to call or email for more information or if you have any question. 575-527-7776 or email@example.com. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAMP https://dacc.asapconnected.com/#CourseGroupID=40193
Download the new LCPS app today! Las Cruces School District has launched a new mobile app that helps students, parents, and community members know what is happening on campus, right from their phones. We know that families are using smartphones as a primary means to communicate. That’s why we’ve created an app that is custom-built for mobile. On the app, you can find documents, contact information for staff, and event information. You can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Three Main Benefits: 1) Know what’s going on at school. Ex: Find real-time updates from the website’s live feed about stories happening inside the classroom or in the art studio. 2) Connect with teachers and administrators. Ex: Learn about parent-teacher conferences, access staff contact information, and quickly find out about district news. 3) Stay up-to-date with school information. Ex: Receive updates about events occurring on campus, documents, required forms, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3z1L88X or iPhone: https://apple.co/3BYAOAh.